Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gotta love a mini album....

Goodmorning, afternoon or evening, depending on where you are :)  Its a bright sunny morning here in Victoria. We have had some hot weather lately, and its been lovely. I dont know if I will be saying that in another month or so, as it can get really hot here in January.
Ive been out of action a little bit in the last few days. I had laser surgery on a varicose vein in my leg (thanks to having my 5 babies) All in all, it hasnt been as bad as I thought, a little painful, alot of bruising, but I will be so happy not to have that ugly vein on my calf :)
We are gearing up for Christmas, I cant believe how quickly it has arrived. We are having dinner at my SIL home this year ( we alternate, one year here, the next at their house), we all help out with the cooking. Im usually in charge of the sweet stuff. I make a wicked plum pudding, and a sponge cake :)  I also love to make the fiddly little slices,truffles and all things chocolate LOL...  yum !!!! I am also going to make a gingerbread house this year, which my kids are very excited about. Its a bit like scrapbooking with food I spose he he........
Today, I have a few little things to show you, which have been published in magazines lately. The first one is a Christmas gift bag I made for SCRAPBOOKING MEMORIES. I have used Kaisercrafts 'Dec 25th' collection for this little bag. I really love those papers, and have used them heaps lately. I purchased the little bags from Spotlight, and they are fairly low cost, and make a fantastic gift bag for someone special.

The next few projects I have to show you were made for AUSTRALIAN SCRAPBOOK IDEAS magazine. I was given these gorgeous Maya road albums to use. The first one, a 6x6 album, I made for my daughter, using photos of her 21st birthday party, which was in August this year. I love that the Prima paper pads fit this album perfectly.

The second Maya road album I did was this cute little calico one. It is the perfect size for little hands, so I decided to do a little farm album for my 3yo Harrison. I kept the album fairly simple, so Harry could read it and play with it, and have included alot of photos taken around our farm. Photos of our tractors, header, crops, and some of our animals.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to visit. And please leave a comment :)  Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. I have been thinking about making a mini album, these are just fantastic. I especially love the idea of making one for younger child. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Oh WOW!!! I love these creations!! Hahaha!! I'll have one of each thanks! LOL!! Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy your wicked plum pudding! I hope you are getting some rest and time to recover but I also know this is your busiest time at the farm. Take care...x

  3. Karen I beat you to it this time - I waited in anticipation for my magazine to hit the shops and now I have it in my hot little hands I've seen your lovely projects. I really love the children's album, haven't seen one before and the one for your daughter is beautiful.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

  4. your mini albums are just gorgeous!

    hope you will recover quickly!

  5. I have seen most of these in the mags. Your projects are all gorgeous Karen! The sweet stuff you are making for Christmas are sounding very yummy too! Don't forget to take a pic of the gingerbread house. :)
    Hope you are having a great weekend. xx

  6. HI.. oh these are all wonderful! i love the albums you have made.. really those farm papers!! and the gift bag is gorgeous.. have a great week!

  7. Hi Karen. I love all of your projects. I especially love Harrison's album. It is so darn cute and just fabulous.

  8. I looove the gift bag!! Both of your mini's are gorgeous also!!! You're so creative!!!

  9. hey Karen my special friend ... I am squealing with delight .. these are soooooooooooooo awesome ... I love minis .... the bag looks amazing .. big hugz to you xoxo

    do you really think I am on the ASI team ????

  10. such great work! I love the gift bag and minis. The farm mini is too cute! I am surrounded by small dairy farms where I live.